Atelier Lydie & Suelle Game Heads West in Early 2018

posted on 2017-09-22 10:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Trailer previews launch for Switch, PS4, PC via Steam

KOEI Tecmo America announced on Friday that Gust's Lydie to Suelle no Atelier ~Fushigi no Kaiga no Renkinjutsushi~ game will ship in the West under the title Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings in early 2018. The game will launch for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam. KOEI Tecmo America and KOEI Tecmo Europe began streaming an announcement trailer for the game.

The game will ship in Japan for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch this winter. Illustrators Yuugen and NOCO will return from the previous two games in the "Mysterious" series to handle the character designs.

KOEI Tecmo America describes the game:

The gripping conclusion to the Mysterious series marks the 20th Anniversary for the Atelier franchise, following the tale of the alchemist twins - the reserved but caring Lydie Marlen, and the eccentric and carefree Suelle Marlen. The young twins work alongside their father at the family atelier, but due to his inexperience in alchemy they rarely see any customers. While working hard to hone their skills, the duo uncovers a mysterious-looking painting, and as they reach out to investigate the girls are drawn inside a world bountiful with rare materials… perfect for Alchemy! This fateful discovery is just the beginning of the twin's adventure leading them to their joint goal… to run the best atelier in the country.

The game will feature a new item type called "Kasseika Item" (Activation Item). It will impart great effects when used in alchemy. The combat system will focus on "combination battles" that will emphasize party composition and who will be on the front and back line. It will also introduce a new "Battle Mix" system for alchemy during combat.

The cast includes:

Maria Naganawa as Lydie Marlen (character design by Yuugen), the older of the twin sisters who work in their father's unpopular atelier. She has a gentle and sociable demeanor. She moves to the beat of her own drum, and is a bit of an airhead. She is not inclined towards physical activity, but is instead a diligent student, with a good nose for the arts.

Hikaru Akao as Suelle Marlen (character design by NOCO), the younger of the twin sisters who work in their father's unpopular atelier. She is a tomboy with a bright personality who loves teasing people. She has a little bit of a mischievous streak. She has the air of a genius, and has broad knowledge on many things. She is weak to bugs of any kind, and she causes quite a stir if one so much as lands on her shoulder.

People who order the game through Gust's online store will get costumes based on Marie and Elie, the protagonists of Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg and Atelier Elie: The Alchemist of Salburg 2, the first two games in the series, as a first-printing bonus.

The most recent game in the Atelier franchise is Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey, which shipped for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita last November in Japan. KOEI Tecmo Amercia released the game in North America on March 7 on the PS4, and digitally on the PS Vita and the PC, and on March 10 in Europe for the same platforms. NIS America localized and released some of the previous games in the series, including Atelier Meruru, Atelier Totori, and Atelier Rorona.

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